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Mon Mar 1, 2021, 03:21 PM

An independent commission is needed to focus on facts about the deadly Capitol riot

Congress held its first hearing about the Jan. 6 Capitol riot last week. Three former security officials, each of whom resigned in the wake of that attack, testified on Tuesday as part of a joint investigation by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Senate Rules Committee.

That hearing offered important insights, like the failure to communicate and share intelligence ahead of the riot. But it also included its share of finger pointing among the witnesses and factually challenged grandstanding among the lawmakers asking the questions.

In short, the proceedings made a great case for the creation of an independent, bipartisan commission to dive deeper into the facts, failures and causes of the events of Jan. 6. Such a commission could avoid the political production on display last week.

Even as lawmakers serving on various congressional committees investigate different aspects of the riot, it is obvious and has been for some time that a 9/11 Commission-style group should conduct an investigation more insulated from the political arena.

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/editorial-independent-commission-needed-focus-022900405.html

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Mon Mar 1, 2021, 03:30 PM

1. Our Capitol was attacked. I cannot think of a more compelling reason for an independent commission.

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Mon Mar 1, 2021, 05:06 PM

2. Are they referring to the coup attempt?

Or was there also a riot that I haven't heard about?

Tired of the media trying to euphemize and minimize this crisis.

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